Things To Do in Corolla NC

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Looking for something to do beyond the beach? Corolla’s recreation scene tends to focus mostly on beautiful Mother Nature, as any respectable thing to do in the Outer Banks should. One of the most popular Corolla NC thing to do is to take a tour to see the Corolla wild horses in their natural habitats. Another top Corolla recreation is going on a kayak outing to see the natural wonders of this area from a backwaters perspective — it’s quiet and unhurried and settles the soul. As with all Outer Banks NC recreation, fishing is huge here, so much so that you’ll see an entire section devoted to that addictive activity. However you don't have to be an avid outdoorsman (or woman) to enjoy Corolla NC things to do. Taking a step into the past by exploring the historic village of Corolla and marveling at the breathtaking views from the lighthouse are more than satisfying way to experience the area. 

But if you have your shoes all laced up and are ready for some real action, Corolla’s things to do offer first-rate tennis courts and a fitness center, screaming go-carts, an 18-hole links course, a climbing wall, Segway tours, putt putt golf courses and hikes in a nearby nature sanctuary or just along some of Corolla’s village lanes.

It can be debated whether the premier Outer Banks thing to do is surfing or nightlife (though some would argue it’s actually shopping), but either persuasion is sufficiently supported here. Surf shops provide advice, lessons and gear. And, while Corolla’s nightlife scene isn’t as multi-faceted as that found a bit farther south, you can definitely relax with the perfect martini and live tunes.

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12th Street Portraits

(252) 489-7078
(252) 305-3179

Portraits on the beach are an annual tradition for many families. 12th Street Portraits strives to make each family portrait session a fun vacation memory. Locally owned and operated by two professional photographers, Audra and Katie, 12th Street Portraits sees the value in the traditional family portrait just as much as they do the spunky candid images that capture the true essence of your family.... read more

Portraits on the beach are an annual tradition for many families. 12th Street Portraits strives... read more

Back Beach Wild Horse Tours

Thing To Do in Corolla, NC
1159-H Austin Street, Corolla
(252) 453-6141

Back Beach Wild Horse Tours' highly trained staff has a great reputation for being entertaining and informative. Their tours last two hours and incorporate quite a bit of local history to complement the sightseeing while showering you with interesting lore. In the four-wheel-drive area you’ll see the Corolla wild horses grazing in their natural habitat and the occasional deer and surfing dolphins. Back Beach tours are given in safari-style,... read more

Back Beach Wild Horse Tours' highly trained staff has a great reputation for being entertaining and... read more

Back Country 4x4 & Kayak Safari

Thing To Do in Corolla, NC
Meet at Corolla Light Town Center, 1109 Ocean Trail, Corolla
(252) 453-0877

Some of the best wildlife viewing and paddling on the Outer Banks takes place in the remote northern waterways of the Currituck Sound near the Virginia border. Back Country’s unique 4x4 & Kayak Safari carries small groups and families by custom open-air Safari Cruisers through 30 miles of off-road beach, dune and sand trail to paddle from the private Spanish Mustang Preserve where they have... read more

Some of the best wildlife viewing and paddling on the Outer Banks takes place in... read more

Back Country Segway Safari

Thing To Do in Corolla, NC
Meet at Corolla Light Town Center, 1109 Ocean Trail, Corolla
(252) 453-0877

Segways look like so much fun that when you see people gliding around Corolla on them, you’ll want to try one too. The Segway is a two-wheeled electric vehicle that’s a blast to ride. It’s so easy it seems the Segway was made just for you. At Back Country Segway Safari, located at the Corolla Light Town Center in Corolla, you can choose a gliding... read more

Segways look like so much fun that when you see people gliding around Corolla on... read more

Back Country Wild Horse Safari

Thing To Do in Corolla, NC
Meet at Corolla Light Town Center, 1109 Ocean Trail, Corolla
(252) 453-0877

Scott Trabue’s Wild Horse Safari is an off-road eco-adventure that will deliver you and your family directly to the wild Spanish mustangs that have thrived on the northern Outer Banks for nearly 500 years. Your naturalist guide will carry you in custom open-air Safari Cruisers through 30 miles of beaches, dune and backcountry sand lanes to discover the Outer Banks’ unique wildlife. Shore life including... read more

Scott Trabue’s Wild Horse Safari is an off-road eco-adventure that will deliver you and your... read more

Bob’s Wild Horse Tours

Thing To Do in Corolla, NC
817-B Ocean Trail, Highway 12, Corolla
(252) 453-8602

Bob White is a legend in the horse tour business. He and his highly trained staff have been offering tours since 1996 with a great reputation for being both entertaining and informative. Bob’s tours last two hours and incorporate quite a bit of local history and interesting lore to complement the sightseeing. In the four-wheel-drive area you’ll see the horses grazing in their natural habitat, often along with... read more

Bob White is a legend in the horse tour business. He and his highly trained staff... read more

Charter Boats on the Outer Banks

Charter fishing on the Outer Banks is one of the most popular activities. Thousands of visitors and locals take advantage of the excellent fishing these waters offer, so not surprisingly there are many businesses that can connect you with the sort of charter you're interested in. Without a doubt, the offshore charter boats that go after the Gulf Stream big game of tuna, wahoo, mahi... read more

Charter fishing on the Outer Banks is one of the most popular activities. Thousands of... read more

Corolla Raceway

Thing To Do in Corolla, NC
796 Sunset Boulevard, Timbuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-9100

The Corolla Raceway features one large track running single, double and junior go carts. For the tamer ones in your crowd, there are freestanding, gas-powered bumper cars. The on-site arcade is a hit with the kids, and the ospreys in the nest overlooking the track are a hit with everyone. The Raceway is open April through September.

Corolla Wild Horse Museum

Thing To Do in Corolla, NC
520 Old Stoney Road, Suite B, Corolla
(252) 453-8002

Corolla Wild Horse Fund has recently moved to 520B Old Stoney Road in the Ocean Club Centre, the same complex as Corolla’s Visitors Center and the ABC Store. The museum store is open, while the education center is still under construction with an anticipated opening of May 2018. See their website for an updated status of the schedule, www.corollawildhorses.org.

The Corolla Wild Horse Fund... read more

Corolla Wild Horse Fund has recently moved to 520B Old Stoney Road in the Ocean... read more

Corolla Wild Horse Tours

Thing To Do in Corolla, NC
1210 Ocean Trail, Corolla
(252) 207-0511

Corolla Wild Horse Tours has been guiding tours to Corolla’s horse country — the four-wheel-drive-only beaches north of Corolla — since 1996. With these experienced and knowledgeable guides, you can sit back and enjoy a comfortable, family-oriented tour. This company uses 15-passenger, open-air safari-style trucks that are safe for any age, including kids in car seats. Along the trip, your guide will tell you about... read more

Corolla Wild Horse Tours has been guiding tours to Corolla’s horse country — the four-wheel-drive-only... read more

Corolla-Duck Parasail

Thing To Do in Corolla, NC
798 Sunset Boulevard, Corolla Watersports, Timbuck II Shopping Center, Corolla
(252) 453-6900
1446 Duck Road, North Duck Watersports, Duck
(252) 261-4200

Corolla-Duck Parasail is your parasailing authority on the northern Outer Banks. Their licensed 100 Ton Master Captain owner-operators have more than 60 years of combined industry experience and offer parasailing trips in Duck and Corolla. Each location has a beauty all its own and it’s up to you to choose which view you’d like – the Currituck beaches or the quaint Town of Duck. Explore any location... read more

Corolla-Duck Parasail is your parasailing authority on the northern Outer Banks. Their licensed 100 Ton... read more

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Thing To Do in Corolla, NC
1101 Corolla Village Road, Corolla
(252) 453-4939

The red-brick Currituck Beach Lighthouse towers above the landscape in the Historic Corolla village. Visitors to this Outer Banks attraction can climb the winding staircase, 220 steps in all, to the top of the lighthouse for a panoramic view of Currituck Sound, the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Outer Banks. Inside the lighthouse, at the base and on the first two landings, there are museum-quality... read more

The red-brick Currituck Beach Lighthouse towers above the landscape in the Historic Corolla village. Visitors... read more